Archive for October, 2009

CHRIS MASSOGLIA IS A VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT

CHRIS MASSOGLIA IS A VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT

| October 22, 2009

Up and coming young star Chris Massoglia has plenty to be smiling about. After all, he plays the title role in the twisted vampire film Cirque de Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, opposite the likes of Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly. Massoglia was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father is a chiropractor and his mother […]

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The Road (2009)

The Road (2009)

| October 22, 2009

Editor’s Note: The Road was viewed at a festival screening and was not yet released at the time of this review. The Man says to The Boy, “I will kill anyone who touches you. Because that’s my job.” And so begins the movie titled, The Road, based on Comac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize winning 2006 novel […]

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Antichrist

Antichrist

| October 22, 2009

“Words cannot express a person’s emotions.” –The Father (Oleg Yankovskiy) in Zerkalo (The Mirror ) During his Q&A after the Chicago International Film Festival screening of Antichrist, star Willem Dafoe said that one of the only things his formidable director, Lars von Trier, told him to do, in order to prepare for his role, was […]

P

P

| October 22, 2009

During the opening credits for P, one name stood out rather conspicuously. That name is Paul Spurrier, the film’s writer/director. Spurrier is the first westerner to make a film in Thailand in the Thai language– he’s from the UK. While Spurrier may have a solid grounding in Thai culture, the idea of a westerner writing […]

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

| October 21, 2009

Criminal Justice is a compelling thriller written by the highly acclaimed Peter Moffat. Made by BBC Drama Production, Criminal Justice first aired on BBC One and has just been released on DVD by BFS Entertainment. Rising star Ben Whishaw (Perfume, I’m Not There) heads an impressive British ensemble cast which includes: Pete Postlethwaite (In The […]

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Fawlty Towers Remastered

Fawlty Towers Remastered

| October 21, 2009

In May 1970 the Monty Python team booked a stay in the Gleneagles Hotel (a reference was made to the Gleneagles in “The Builders” episode) in Torquay whilst filming on location. John Cleese became fascinated with the behavior of the owner Donald Sinclair whom Cleese later described as ‘the most marvellously rude man I’ve ever […]

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Blackadder Remastered

Blackadder Remastered

| October 21, 2009

Rowan Atkinson is a very funny comedian, probably most well-known on these shores for his portrayal of Mr. Bean. He is a man who knows his comic timing and who uses it to advantage. But before he was Bean, he was Black Adder. Many great men have played a part in shaping Britain’s noble heritage. […]

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Affairs Of The Heart

Affairs Of The Heart

| October 21, 2009

Featuring six classic adaptations of Henry James works, Affairs of the Heart, Series Two was released on DVD from Acorn Media on September 15, 2009. The series Included such James favorites as An International Episode and Daisy Miller, these superbly adapted and elegantly executed hour-long dramas feature stellar casts and all the subtly and nuance […]

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Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law

| October 21, 2009

James Nesbitt’s talent has become more and more well-known and he is becoming more and more recognized as a prominent talent among the world’s actors. His most recent role as the young man who watched an IRA thug assassinate his older brother in Five Minutes Of Heaven. Now he can be seen in the BBC […]

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North by Northwest on Blu-Ray

North by Northwest on Blu-Ray

| October 21, 2009

For the 50th Anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic suspense thriller North By Northwest, it will be released on Blu-Ray on November 3rd, newly remastered in 1080p from its original VistaVision. Originally released in 1959, the story follows Manhattan advertising executive Cary Grant as the ultimate man-on-the-run as he is plunged into the world of spies […]

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